Board of Directors

Providing insight on strategy and direction with integrity and dedication

Alex Tsigutkin

Alexander Tsigutkin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

As the founder of AxiomSL, Alexander Tsigutkin designed the original framework for AxiomSL’s solutions, and invented and patented its dynamic approach to managing data for risk management and regulatory reporting applications.

Prior to founding AxiomSL, Alex was an independent consultant to top-tier international banks and financial institutions, advising senior management in banking operations and database engineering.

Alex holds a B.A. in computer science from Yeshiva University. He also attended the Graduate Computer Science Program at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

AxiomSL Vlad Etkin

Vlad Etkin

Chief Technology Officer

Since joining AxiomSL in 1992, Vlad Etkin has been instrumental in developing and implementing AxiomSL’s software architecture, enabling the company’s product suite to become an industry leader.

Prior to AxiomSL, Vlad managed a group of programmers in creating one of the first FMS/ERP programs in Ukraine. He also participated in and later headed a group of programmers who designed an operating system and programs for numeric control devices for grinding machines.

Vlad holds a degree in theoretical physics from Kharkov University, Ukraine.

AxiomSL Kathleen Corbet

Kathleen Corbet

Board Member

Kathleen Corbet is a member of AxiomSL’s board of directors. She has served on AxiomSL’s advisory committee since 2016 and was appointed to the board in 2017. Ms. Corbet brings extensive experience in financial information and technology as a 30-year veteran of the financial services industry.

Ms. Corbet is the founder and principal of Cross Ridge Capital, LLC, a firm specializing in private investing and strategic consulting in the financial technology and data industry. She previously served as President of the market intelligence firm Standard & Poor’s. Prior to that, she held senior leadership positions for more than 20 years at Alliance Bernstein LP, including Chief Executive Officer of its fixed income division, CEO of Alliance Capital International in London, and Chairman of Alliance Capital Australia & New Zealand.

In addition to AxiomSL, Ms. Corbet also serves on the board of directors of MassMutual Financial Group, BlackRock TCP Capital Corp and, prior to its acquisition by Gartner Group, CEB, Inc. She serves on the board of trustees of The Jackson Library and Waveny LifeCare Network. From 2013 to 2017, she was elected and served as Town Councilman in New Canaan, CT.

Ms. Corbet earned her B.S. in Marketing and Computer Science from Boston College and her M.B.A. in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

AxiomSL Rick Kimball

Rick Kimball

Board Member

Rick Kimball joined AxiomSL’s board of directors in 2017, bringing significant leadership experience in the technology and finance industries.

Prior to TCV, Mr. Kimball was a Managing Director at Montgomery Securities, where he spent more than 10 years focusing on telecommunications and data communications as a venture capitalist and senior equity research analyst. He graduated from Dartmouth College with an A.B. degree in history in 1978 and received his MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Chicago in 1983.

In addition to AxiomSL, Mr. Kimball also serves on the Board of Directors of Actifio, kgb, and Rent the Runway. As well, he is a member of the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees, chairs its Investment Committee, and is a member of the Finance and Executive Committees. He is also a member of the UCSF Board of Overseers.

AxiomSL Benjamin Eckstein

Benjamin Eckstein

Board Member

Benjamin Eckstein is a member of AxiomSL’s board of directors. He has served as a financial advisor and accountant for AxiomSL since 1991 and was appointed to the board in 2018. With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Eckstein brings his expertise in a variety of accounting, tax, and financial matters to the board.

Mr. Eckstein served as part of the team that identified and evaluated potential outside investment partners for AxiomSL. In 2017, he played an integral role in closing and announcing the strategic investment from growth equity firm TCV. Outside of AxiomSL, Mr. Eckstein is an independent certified public accountant (CPA) whose practice includes small and medium-size businesses as well as individuals.

AxiomSL Nari Ansari

Nari Ansari

Board Advisor

Nari Ansari is an advisor to AxiomSL’s board of directors. He joined the board in 2017 and brings extensive business experience in the technology sector.

Mr. Ansari is also a principal at the growth equity firm TCV, where he focuses on the fintech, healthcare IT, software, and tech-enabled services sectors. In addition to AxiomSL, he currently serves on the board of directors at HireVue, OneSource Virtual, and Watermark. His other active investments include Avalara, Payoneer, and Varsity Tutors. Previous investments include EmbanetCompass (acquired by Pearson) and Merkle (acquired by Dentsu).

Mr. Ansari joined TCV in 2006 as an associate and held senior associate and vice president roles before being named principal. Prior to TCV, he was with McKinsey & Company in the San Francisco office, where he focused on assisting clients in the software, storage, and semiconductor sectors.

Mr. Ansari received his M.S. and B.S. in management science and engineering from Stanford University.

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